A Canadian couple has created a website that allows Reddit users to submit suggestions and vote on the first and middle names of the baby girl they are expecting in early April.
Namemydaughter.com allows users one vote per household per day and Stephen, the father-to-be, writes that that couple is open all suggestions as long as they aren’t obscene.
“Hi, My name is Stephen and much to the disbelief of my wife, I have decided to let the internet name* my daughter,” he writes on the site.
“Yeah that is an asterisk, Unfortunately internet I know better than to trust you. We will ultimately be making the final decision, Alas my daughter shall not be named WackyTaco692. Sorry guys the wife wouldn't go for a free for all.”
Stephen and his wife will make the final call about the name.
“You can vote once for as many names as you want. Don't forget to checkout all of the first , middle or even both names for more options. Inappropriate submissions may be removed -- Yeah looking at you Graeme. You know what you did.”
During a conversation with other Redditors, Stephen revealed what prompted the unconventional decision.
"I was sitting on the end of the bed after coming home from work and the idea hit me. I tend to be very forward person (this gets me in a lot of trouble lol) and I just blurted it out - "Hunny, I am going to ask the internet what we should name our daughter!"
"She was supportive right from the start. I think at first she didn't think I was actually going to do it. But once the domain was registered she knew it was real. Hell when I saw that namemydaughter.com was available I just knew that was the sign that I HAD to do it."
Although strange names like Watermelon, Not Zelda, Megatron, Moonpod and Worldwideweb have been submitted, the current leader, Amelia Mae Mclaughlin, is at least somewhat reasonable. Nipping at its heels is the slightly wackier Amelia All-Spark Mclaughlin.
[The Telegraph] [Namemydaughter.com]